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Berlin Celebrates Victory Day and Honors Fallen Soldiers

May 12th, 2014
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News from Berlin - On May 9th the city of Berlin hosted an event dedicated to Victory Day. Members of the Russian Embassy, embassies of the Commonwealth of Independent States, as well as military attaches from numerous embassies laid wreaths at the Soviet War Memorial in Treptow Park and Tiergarten. Many representatives from the Russian Diaspora of Berlin also participated in the ceremony. The memorial to honor fallen Soviet soldiers was erected in 1945 in memory of the soldiers who fell in the battles of the Second World War.

On the same day the Russian Embassy in Berlin hosted an event to celebrate the 69th anniversary of Victory Day in the Second World War, which was attended by veterans, representatives of the Foreign and Defense Ministries, authorities in Berlin and Brandenburg, and political and cultural circles of Germany. Guests were able to listen to the songs of the war years performed by Ivan Ozhogin. The atmosphere of the event complemented the feast cooked on the day in a specially established military field kitchen.

Embassy and consulate staff together with representatives of the German public paid tribute to fallen Soviet soldiers and laid wreaths at Soviet memorials in dozens of cities in Germany. Victory Day is a momentous occasion not only for Russia but also for the whole world. On this day in 1945 a contract was signed to signify the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany, with the liberation from fascism signaling the beginning of a new stage of world history.

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